Don’t Dull My Sparkle

Have you found that there are people who will never allow you to be happy. They always find some way to pour water on your fire no matter what? The simple thing to do would be to just cut those people out of your life.  Sometimes however, it’s not that easy, especially if those people are close family members. I try to put as much space/distance as possible between myself and those individuals but it doesn’t always work. I need to get to a place where I can just let it roll off my shoulders.

I’m learning how to put myself first and not allow others to use passive aggressive ways to try to make me feel guilty about that. At the end of the day everyone has to lead their own lives and you can’t depend on anyone for your happiness. Do what you can to help others but your happiness should be numero uno. If you are not happy how can you take care of others or foster happiness in others?

I’m starting to realize maybe those people are not happy themselves. Maybe what is said about misery liking company is true and that’s probably the major reason they try to want to put a damper on your happiness.

How do I deal with that behavior? I take a break from those people for a while. I don’t feed into the negativity. I also try not have arguments or back and forth conversations with them.

How do you handle such behavior towards you from others?

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One Reply to “Don’t Dull My Sparkle”

  1. Thank you so much for this particular post. It helps to know I’m not the only one wrestling with this thorny & sometimes painful issue.Right now, I handle it by simply leaving the people who’d drown me in guilt alone…I still love them, but from afar.

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